And I picked the lineup! Every single person in the band has played for longer, knows more theory, and has more live experience than me etc etc. I am keeping up and it's not like I suck at bass or in a live setting...I can hold my own and all that. But I admit I've taken the easy road on a lot of the songs on the set list to build the repertoire, and now these guys are starting to inject some more difficult numbers (at least to me) to keep us on our toes and keep things interesting, and some of the discussions that turn theory leave me wanting to know more theory etc. Why they joined my band I don't know (except 1 guy who I was in a band with before) and they sometimes find some holes in my game (which I am quick to address), but I am really happy with the lineup and hope we can stick long term, even if I'm being challenged a lot. Anyone else recruit a lineup better than you expected or felt you deserve for the level you're at?